Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

VARDY A TARGET FOR HAMMERS; Farewell to the Boleyn GroundEXCLUSIVE

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

VARDY A TARGET FOR HAMMERS; Farewell to the Boleyn GroundEXCLUSIVE

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Byline: Ken Dyer

WEST HAM are considering an audacious bid for Jamie Vardy.

Co-chairman David Sullivan revealed yesterday the club have bid PS23.7million for a player in France and are poised to follow that with another offer of up to PS25m for a player in England.

Standard Sport understands West Ham are seriously considering testing the water on Vardy.

The Leicester striker signed a new deal until 2019 worth PS80,000 a week in February and stands to earn a rise of PS20,000 per week following the club's Premier League triumph.

Leicester's Thai owners insist they intend keeping their top stars including the 29-year-old, who has scored 24 League goals this season.

However, West Ham believe that, on the back of their move to the Olympic Stadium and an influx of quality players, they can attract stars of the calibre of the England forward.

Liverpool's out-of-favour striker Christian Benteke is another possibility although his PS120,000-per-week salary could be a stumbling block and that is also the case with Arsenal's Theo Walcott, who earns PS140,000 per week. …

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